Susan V. Petersen, 70, of Sandwich, died November 17, 2019 after a brief illness. Susan was the daughter of Maj. James “Ed” Callahan and Virginia (Morgan) Tay, and was the oldest of six children. She grew up in Marion, MA and graduated from Marshfield High School in Marshfield, MA. A lifelong native of Massachusetts, Susan eventually moved to Florida in later years to be close to her mother and sisters.
Susan is predeceased by her father Ed, as well as her brother Peter Callahan and sister Marion Kailing. In addition to her mother, Virginia, Susan leaves behind her sisters Lisa Callahan of St. Petersburg, FL and Cindi Callahan of Largo, FL, and brother Jack Callahan of Corinna, ME. Susan also leaves behind her daughters, Melissa Butler and Jennifer (Steven) Hall of Sandwich, MA, and Erin Petersen of Alexandria, VA, as well as 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Susan will always be remembered for her love for Jesus and taught the importance of having a strong faith. She was also known for being a gifted artist. Sunday dinners, reading books, and decorating were also among the things she most loved to do. She will be missed.
Burial will be held at 9:30 am on Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the Field of St. Anthony (Section 1), 990 La Grange Street, W. Roxbury, MA 02132 and a memorial mass which will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 420 High St., Dedham, MA 02026.